What is it?

Podiatry is the area of science that studies the medical characteristics of the foot, clinical techniques to changes of the feet, and promotes the health and well-being of patients by prevention, diagnosis and definitive treatments in the generality of foot pathologies.


Foot pain

Most people ignore foot pain. After all, periodic foot pain is normal.  But chronic pain is not.  Chronic pain may be a sign of an underlying, possibly much more serious issue.  One that may include the ankles, knees, hips, possibly even the spine!  With chronic pain, it is always best to consult a Podiatrist who can determine the cause of the pain and the appropriate treatment to either correct or mitigate the problem.


Who benefits from this?

People with:

  • Calluses
  • Ingrown nails
  • Bunions
  • Calcaneus spur
  • Pains in the plant
  • Foot injuries
  • Deformities and infections
  • Problems associated with diabetes


When surgery is the most appropriate treatment, simple surgical techniques allow treatment to be performed in an outpatient clinic and normally with less pain.


Who is my doctor

Dr. Ricardo Vale Moreira